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I n July, Gloriana St. Clair joined the editorial staff of the Journal of Academic Librarianship as the Editor. She will manage the peer reviewing process, and together we are determined to make JAL the premier journal addressing the professional requirements of academic librarians. This editorial, as well as the November one, reinforce the purpose of JAL as stated in the "Guidelines for Article Contributions:" JAL provides a forum for authors to present research findings and, when applicable, their practical applications and significance; analyze policies, practices, issues, and trends; speculate about the future of academic librarianship; and present analytical bibliographic essays and philosophical treatises.